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Cooper University Health Care, CMSRU to establish new ENT residency program

Cooper University Health Care and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) recently received approval to establish an Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (ENT) residency program from the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education).

This highly specialized surgical training program is only the second of its kind in New Jersey. ENT residency training is in high demand and typically one of the most competitive residency programs nationally. Cooper will welcome its first ENT resident in 2019.

“This achievement attests to the high quality of Cooper’s ENT program, and reflects the effort, skills, and commitment of our dedicated team of medical professionals,” said Nadir Ahmad, MD, FACS, Head of the Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Cooper, Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, and Associate Professor of Surgery at CMSRU. 

“We are thrilled that South Jersey will now have its only ENT residency program,” said Dr. Ahmad, who will serve as program director for the new residency. “ENT residency training is highly sought after and typically one of the most competitive residencies that medical students can match into.”

The five-year training program will provide residents with education in the comprehensive evaluation, as well as medical and surgical management of patients of all ages having otolaryngologic diseases and disorders. This includes diseases and disorders of the head, neck, ears, upper respiratory, and upper alimentary systems and related structures. One new resident per year will be accepted into Cooper’s program through the National Residency Matching Program (The Match) which occurs annually in March.

About Cooper Graduate Medical Education Programs

Cooper and CMSRU offer more than 30 residencies and fellowship training programs in a wide range of medical specialties through its Graduate Medical Education Program. For more information, visit